Full Commission - April 1, 2019 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
April 1, 2019 - 2:00pm
City Hall Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Monday, April 1, 2019
2:00 p.m.
City Hall Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place


President Ordeñana called the meeting to order at 2:09 p.m.

  1. Roll Call
    Commissioners Present
    Roberto Ordeñana, President
    Kimberlee Stryker, Vice President
    JD Beltran
    Charles Collins
    Mary Jung
    Linda Parker Pennington
    Abby Sadin Schnair
    Marcus Shelby
    Janine Shiota
    Jessica Silverman
    Barbara Sklar
    Lydia So
    Paul Woolford
    Commissioners Absent
    Dorka Keehn
    Nabiel Musleh
    Rich Hillis, ex officio
  2. Approval of Minutes
    There was no public comment, and the minutes were unanimously approved as follows.
    RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-082: Motion to approve March 4, 2019 Minutes.
  3. General Public Comment
    There was no public comment.
  4. Director’s Report
    Mr. DeCaigny began by thanking former Commissioner Simon Frankel, who was in attendance. Commissioners praised his service, and he made brief remarks expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to serve. He received warm applause from the Commission and staff in attendance.
    Mr. DeCaigny reported on staff changes and program updates. He also reviewed the recent memo from the City Attorney regarding changes in the law regarding recusal. He announced that staff had just received the Ethics Commission's form for reporting recusals. There was no public comment.
  5. Committee Reports and Committee Matters
    1. Civic Design Review Committee—Kimberlee Stryker, Chair
      1. Commissioner Stryker reported that the Committee reviewed the very complex Better Market Street plan, and that they would hold a joint meeting with the Historic Preservation Commission to discuss the plan.
        There was no public comment.
    2. Community Investments Committee—Charles Collins, Chair
      1. Commissioner Collins reported that the Committee did not meet, and he presented the following motion. Mr. DeCaigny explained that this was a technical correction to a previously approved motion.
        There was no public comment, and the motion was unanimously approved as follows.
        RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-083: Motion to amend Resolution No. 1001-18-300 to increase the total grant agreement amount of $115,000 (authorized by Resolution No. 0605-17-169) of the Special Projects Grant (“SPX”) to the Mission Economic Development Agency (“MEDA”) by $100,000 to support MEDA’s work to acquire arts spaces and to assist artists and cultural workers to find below market rate rental and home purchasing programs and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into an amended grant agreement for a total amount not to exceed $215,000 at this time.
    3. Visual Arts Committee—Dorka Keehn, Chair
      1. In the absence of Commissioner Keehn, Commissioner Silverman reported that the Committee reviewed several projects, many at the San Francisco Airport. At her invitation, Commissioner So reported that she had been offered a tour of the collection at the airport on Valentine's Day, and she shared several photographs of the artworks. Commissioner So was really interested to see how these artworks, approved by the Visual Arts Committee, worked within the architectural structures approved by the Civic Design Review Committee. She found it very rewarding to see the fruits of the Commission's work.
        Commissioner Collins expressed frustration with the Airport Museum, which he argued needed to do much more on racial equity. He contrasted the Arts Commission's efforts with those of the Museum, pointing out as examples its past shows on aviation, on toys and on broadcasting, which failed to adequately represent the presence of people of color. Mr. DeCaigny promised to share his concerns with the Museum's leadership, and to help connect them with the City's resources, including GARE and the Human Rights Commission.
        Commissioner Parker Pennington asked about the process for choosing the artist for the Maya Angelou sculpture, and Commissioner Beltran and Mr. DeCaigny reviewed the process.
        There was no public comment.
  6. Consent Calendar
    There was no public comment, and the Consent Calendar was approved unanimously as follows.
    RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-084:
    Approval: RESOLVED, that this Commission does hereby adopt the following items on the Consent Calendar and their related Resolutions:
    1. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-085: Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of February 20, 2019.
      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (March 18, 2019)
    2. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-086: Motion to approve Phase 1 of the Midtown Park Apartment Project contingent upon: 1) providing more section and elevation drawings; 2) proposing different railing material for the elevator tower and ADA ramp; 3) providing a lighting plan; 4) studying different metal panel materials; 5) providing photos and drawings of the courtyard planting; 6) developing the patio design with details; and 7) providing a material list for the community building.
    3. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-087: Motion to approve Phase 1 of the Better Market Street Project contingent upon: 1) keeping the paving pattern and railing system design simple; 2) making the tree wells congruous with the paving materials; 3) planting the evergreen trees at the corner or transit stops, to be decided by the project team; 4) exploring permanent seating options; 5) bringing mock-ups and materials to the next phase review; 6) exploring the option of embedding historical figures’ names in the pavement and branding/iconic graphics to highlight different neighborhood identities; 7) continuing dialogue on lighting and the recasting of the light pole bases; 8) eliminating paving pattern option 4 “Brick (Preservation Option)”; and 9) studying sidewalk area paving patterns at a large scale.
      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (March 20, 2019)
    4. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-088: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the agreement with Liz Glynn Studio’s contract from $1,089,628 by $8,000 for a new contract amount of $1,097,628 to cover the cost of a site survey to verify location of sculpture hanging points installed at San Francisco International Terminal: Terminal 1, TSA Security Checkpoint.
    5. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-089: Motion to approve the proposal to display 12 ft. by 12 ft. sections of the AIDS Quilt as part of a perpetual changing display on the north wall of Building 5 lobby at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The quilt panels will be loaned to the hospital from the NAMES project, and rotated every 3-6 months.
    6. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-090: Motion to approve Western Addition Metamorphosis, a mural design by artist André Jones (also known as Natty Rebel). The murals will be installed on four exterior walls at the Rosa Parks Senior Center at 1111 Buchanan Street, extending from Buchanan Street along the Buchanan Mall to Golden Gate Avenue. The series of four painted murals will measure approximately 11 ft. by 70 ft., 13 ft. by 35 ft., 11 ft. by 50 ft., and 8 ft. by 22 ft. The project is funded by the Community Challenge Grant, and is sponsored by Citizen Film; the painted murals will not become part of the Civic Art Collection.
    7. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-091: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the agreement with Norie Sato from $261,000 to an amount not to exceed $305,560 (an increase of $44,560) for additional mock-up and engineering costs required for completion of design development, construction documents, and consultation on fabrication and installation for an artwork at the Headworks Facility of the SFPUC’s Southeast Wastewater Treatment Facility.
    8. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-092: Motion to approve and accept into the Civic Art Collection the artwork All My Friends At Once, 2018 by Jason Jägel. The mural is painted with mineral silicate paint on concrete and measures 13 ft. by 37 ft. It is located in the interior of the Balboa Pool swimming facility at 1978 San Jose Avenue. The re-opening of the facility and dedication was held February 23, 2019.
    9. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-093: Motion for the Director of Cultural Affairs to approve artists’ honoraria for the following individuals participating in the SFAC Main Gallery exhibition side by side/in the world, opening July 12, 2019: $4,000 to Asma Kazmi; $2,850 to Eddie Aparicio; $640 to Lisa Solomon; $800 to Pamela Z; $650 to Esther Elia; $1,100 to Crystal Liu; $640 to Lauren Toomer; $2,480 to Yoon Lee; $1,200 to Sheila Ghidini; and $640 to Alberto Toscano.
    10. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-094: Motion to approve the project outline for the 2020 Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series.
    11. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-095: Motion to approve the revised final design by Adriane Colburn for an artwork at Guy Place Park.
    12. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-096: Motion to approve Catherine Wagner’s glass sample with color interlayer for her artwork at Central Subway: Yerba Buena Moscone Station.
    13. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-097: Motion to approve final design of Tomie Arai’s artwork for Central Subway: Chinatown Station.
    14. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-098: Motion to approve the Design Development Phase deliverables (artwork renderings) by Yumei Hou for the cut metal artwork for the Central Subway: Chinatown Station, Mezzanine Landing and Ticketing Hall walls.
    15. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-099: Motion to approve Jules Arthur, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle (KACH Studio), and Lava Thomas as finalists for the Artwork Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou Project at the San Francisco Main Library, as recommended by the Artist Selection Panel.
    16. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-100: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to modify the agreement with Alicia McCarthy for the San Francisco International Airport: International Terminal, Boarding Area A to decrease the contract amount from $500,000 to $150,000 (a decrease of $350,000) to reflect a change in project location and scope.
    17. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-101: Motion to approve the Design Development Phase deliverables by Meghann Riepenhoff for the 49 South Van Ness Prefunction Gallery Wall artwork.
    18. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-102: Motion to approve the Design Phase Deliverables by Sanaz Mazinani for the 49 South Van Ness Forum Entry artwork, pending ADA access approval from the Mayor’s Office on Disability.
    19. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-103: Motion to approve the selected artist Susan Narduli and proposal for the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division, as recommended by the artist selection panel.
    20. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-104: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with the selected artist Susan Narduli for an amount not to exceed $900,000 for design, engineering, fabrication, transportation and consultation during installation of an artwork for the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division.
    21. RESOLUTION NO. 0401-19-105: Motion to approve as installed the completed artwork titled W.F.T. (San Francisco), 2019, by Joseph Kosuth, located along the western façade of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
  7. New Business and Announcements
    Mr. DeCaigny reported that there had been some discussion at the San Francisco Unified School District ("SFUSD") about a mural at Washington High School with a somewhat controversial depiction of Native Americans. He explained that although the Arts Commission had been consulted about technical matters regarding the conservation and maintenance of the mural, which was created by a significant Works Progress Administration ("WPA") artist, the mural is on SFUSD property and thus is under their jurisdiction and not the Arts Commission's.
    There was no further news or announcements, and there was no public comment.
  8. Adjournment
    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:09 p.m.

posted 4/9/19, 4:30 p.m. spr
approved 5/6/19


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